Is there a better alternative to the word options when referring to "extra purchase possibilities next to a booking you have already made"? For instance, you can think of food and beverages, audiovisual equipment and parking spots.

I think the word options in that context is a bit too vague, since it also refers to options on a stock exchange or choices one can make.

I was thinking about add-ons, or items. Do these suit better? Is there a more apt word still?

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If they are optional "added value" features on top of a core item, that's the usual name.


In many contexts, you can use choices.

  • Thanks for the replies already Barrie & SF. It will often be used in a context like: "you can add extras/ options/ add-ons to your booking via this button. Personally I think "You can add choices via this button" sounds good.. Do you?
    – Raoul
    Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 8:56
  • Additional Items ...may be sufficient. Commented Jul 13, 2015 at 19:12

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